Bacon shortage - the meat of the matter
October 2nd, 2012
03:45 PM ET
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The price of bacon is about to go up. Say it isn’t so!

Though the industry warning first came out of Europe, hog farmer Diana Prichard of Michigan’s Olive Hill Farm says that it’s true here in the U.S. too.

There are three factors contributing to the impending shortage. According to Prichard, the first is the drought:

[1:24] “Most of the corn and soy beans, which are the two major crops that we use to feed hogs have been damaged or some of them lost entirely this year.”

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Previously:

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Farmer: 'It was the system that failed us'
Farmer in the drought – if you plant it, it might not come
Farmer: 'If you eat, this drought will affect you'
Praying for rain in the Arkansas drought
Where does your grocery money go? Mostly not to the farmers
Who are you calling 'rich'? A small farmer shares some hard data

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  1. james hazel

    Just finished the article on "The General: The Ordinary Man Who Challenged Guantanamo". but the 'Comment' section has allowed just just comments and was shut off. Just wanted to personally apologize to Mr.Ahmed Errachidi, since the U.S. Gov't won't (thus giving the opening of a civil lawsuit some legs). And I hope his son is still live and getting the needed medical treatment.
    The civilians that turned him in to begin with should be arrested, fined and investigated for other 'mis-reputations' & 'outright bearing of false witness against another for personal gain'. And be sentenced to the appropriate laws subject to the country with the harshest sentence.
    Sorry to have to resort to this way to respond to THAT article but I felt aother comment was important for you consider.
    Regards and thanks again,
    Jim Hazel a.k.a. gaels@comcast.net

    May 23, 2013 at 11:49 pm |
  2. AleeD®

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    October 3, 2012 at 6:49 am |
  3. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    AS LONG as there is no Salmon "Bacon" shortage – I am good!!

    October 2, 2012 at 5:58 pm |
  4. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    I think we buy one package of bacon every 2 months.

    OH, NOEZZ!!!!11!

    October 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
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